Have you had an opportunity lately to do any of the following?
Catch an NFL game with some parish brothers
Participate in a Special Olympics fundraiser at an NFL game
Paint schoolrooms for a struggling Haitian parish
Replace the floor of a parishioner’s mobile home
Serve at a pancake breakfast and raise funds for missions
Support St. Bonaventure School fundraisers
Man a booth at the Church Fall Festival
Raise money for Support Life ultrasound machines, wheelchairs, food for families,
Coats for Kids, and seminarians
Tootsie Roll Drive for the intellectually challenged
Visit vets in nursing homes
These are rewarding activities the Knights of Columbus undertake regularly. Fellowship with brother Knights, while giving of ourselves to meet others’ needs, is time well spent and greatly appreciated. More satisfaction comes from serving than being served. Knights experience that.
Since 1882, the Knights of Columbus have been protecting families from financial ruin caused by breadwinner’s passing. At first, Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights ‘passed the hat’ to benefit widows and orphans. Now, the Order has grown to include top-rated life
insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products. With more than $100 billion of insurance in force and a full-time force of 1,500 agents serving our members and families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.
Today, there are 1.9 million Knights worldwide – 55,000 here in Florida. In the last five years the Knights of Columbus gave $800,000,000+ to charity. In 2019, Knights gave 73,000,000 hours for charitable work.
Ask yourself one question before joining: Would the Knights be what it is if members weren’t gratified? Would you know about parishioners’ pressing needs, or opportunities to help
if you are not a Knight? Big challenges need lots of hearts and hands. Why not follow your heart and put your hands to work with ours? If you’re a practical Catholic, why not contact us this week? We’re all volunteers; each gives what he can.
John Pisula, Grand Knight: [email protected]
Joe Cox, Council Lecturer: [email protected]